VMware, has been positioned as a leader in three recent IDC MarketScape reports related to the End-User Computing (EUC) space: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Unified Endpoint Management Software 2019–2020 Vendor Assessment; IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment; and IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software for Ruggedized/IoT Device Deployments 2019–2020 Vendor Assessment.
The UEM vendor assessment report states, “Workspace ONE has broadened its support for a range of endpoint operating systems beyond mobile. VMware’s AirLift component of Workspace ONE is a PC management migration tool, which allows users to migrate PC management configurations and settings (such as Group Policy Objects and applications currently managed in other in PCLM platforms) to VMware’s UEM/modern management framework.
Workspace ONE also has strong capabilities for supporting modern management of macOS, including migrating traditional imaging- and script-based Mac management to UEM. Chrome OS management is another UEM strongpoint with a range of policy and security capabilities as well as kiosk/COSU setup for Chrome devices.”
In reference to its zero-trust security capabilities, the report continues, “VMware’s acquisition of Carbon Black, a leading next-generation endpoint security and cloud-centric advanced threat detection company, bolsters the company’s security capabilities throughout its IT software portfolio, from datacenters and cloud to EUC. Having a combined UEM and endpoint security offering puts VMware in a small group of vendors offering both key enterprise security and management technologies for PCs.”
Finally, in its vendor assessment of EMM software for Rugged/IoT deployments, the IDC MarketScape states, “Workspace ONE has deep integration capabilities with a range of IoT devices, such as wearables (e.g., Google Glass, Apple Watch) and other ‘workspace IoT’ technologies, such as digital assistants, connected display/digital signage technology, and some connected sensor and connected automotive IoT use cases.”
“As we advance our Workspace ONE platform, our customers’ most pressing challenges – including improving employee digital experience and securing an increasingly complex end-user computing landscape – are front and center,” said Shankar Iyer, senior vice president and general manager, EndUser Computing, VMware. “The new innovations and capabilities we continue to unveil at a rapid pace aim to alleviate these challenges and set our Workspace ONE platform apart from other UEM offerings, as recognized by today’s leading analysts.”